The Connecticut Audubon Society has announced the new Deer Pond Farm, an 835-acre sanctuary in Sherman.

Introductory guided birding walks along the well-maintained trails of this biologically diverse property which straddles the state borders of Connecticut and New York will be offered July 1 at 9 a.m., July 6 at 8 a.m. and July 29 at 9 a.m.

Deer Pond Farm is an ecologically important land bequest to CAS from the estate of Kathryn D. Wriston.

Approximately half of the property is in Sherman and half in Pawling, N.Y.

On the two-mile walks, Program Director Cathy Hagadorn will share information about the conservation area and the history of the family who made it happen.

On the July 6 walk, Hagadorn will be joined by local birding expert Angela Dimmitt, who will discuss the species of birds on the property and where to look for them.

Dimmitt is a board member of the COA, the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society and president of the Western Connecticut Bird Club.

The walks are free for Connecticut Audubon Society members and $5 for nonmembers.

The entrance to Deer Pond Farm is located at 57 Wakeman Hill Road.

For more information and reservations, which are required, call 860-799-4074, ext. 105 or visit